The role of tenure documents for livelihood resilience in Trinidad and Tobago

Daniel-Ortmann, Desiree Christina; Sutherland, Michael; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe (2019). The role of tenure documents for livelihood resilience in Trinidad and Tobago. Land use policy, 87(104008), p. 104008. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.05.027

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In this paper, we use the concept of documentality to explore the role of documentation of land tenure in the livelihood resilience of farmers in Trinidad and Tobago. We studied small-scale farmers whose livelihoods occur on lands held under different tenure arrangements. We found that it is not the access to land but the formal documentation of access to land that enables livelihood resilience. Not having tenure documentation excludes farmers from loans and state incentives for agriculture. This weakens the buffer capacity of the affected farmers, which is a contributor to livelihood resilience.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Sustainable Land Management
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Daniel-Ortmann, Desiree Christina and Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

0264-8377

Publisher:

Elsevier Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Desiree Christina Daniel-Ortmann

Date Deposited:

24 Jul 2019 10:38

Last Modified:

28 Jul 2019 02:39

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.05.027

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.131431

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/131431

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